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Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

McHenry County College expands course offerings in Harvard

HARVARD – In an effort to help students and residents save time and on transportation costs, a growing number of McHenry County College clas ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Woodstock City Council postpones vote on enterprise zone

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council recently postponed a vote on a proposal with nearby Harvard to spur regional economic development out ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:32 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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ComEd: Motorola campus owners owe $545K in electric bills at Harvard building

HARVARD – The owners of the vacant Motorola corporate campus owe more than $545,000 in electricity bills, according to a lawsuit filed by Co ...
Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Without heat, former Motorola campus in Harvard faces tough winter

HARVARD – Winter could be rough on the former Motorola campus in Harvard.After years of heating, maintaining and paying the property taxes o ...
Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:42 pm

Harvard woman recovering from triple organ transplant

HARVARD – Two months ago, Andi Swenson’s lungs had deteriorated to the point that they looked like there were beaten by a stick, her father ...
Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media

A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegr ...
Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am

On the Record With: Woodstock man selling Thanksgiving turkeys for Salvation Army

For the past several years, Tom Dougherty has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving cooking turkey – a lot of turkey.Dougherty, owner of ...
Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Woodstock, Harvard now pursuing enterprise zone together

After an initial miscommunication, Woodstock and Harvard officials will now work together to secure various economic incentives available fr ...
Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:14 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Harvard man accused of threatening to light someone on fire

HARVARD – A Harvard man was arrested Nov. 11 after police said he threatened to light a household member on fire, then proceeded to spray an ...
Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:59 pm

McHenry County clerk, treasurer reflect on years of service

WOODSTOCK – A phone call from a friend in October 1959 changed the life of recent Woodstock High School graduate Kathie Cross.Cross’ friend ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Woman killed by Metra train between Harvard, Woodstock jumped onto tracks, witnesses say

WOODSTOCK – An unidentified woman reportedly jumped in front of a Union Pacific Northwest Metra train Thursday between Harvard and Woodstock ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

McHenry County health department lays out Affordable Care Act insurance options

WOODSTOCK – With an open enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act approaching, several presentations in English and Spanish will la ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:06 am

Illinois statehouse incumbents win across board in McHenry County

Statehouse incumbents representing McHenry County districts took home solid wins Tuesday night based on unofficial results reported by area ...
Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:59 am

Election: Chemung Township voters overwhelmingly OK road referendum

HARVARD – Voters in Chemung Township on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a referendum that allows road district officials to borrow $1.25 mil ...
Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:01 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Two join Harvard State Bank board of directors

HARVARD – Harvard State Bank recently announced the appointment of two new board members.Jay Filler, of Filler and Associates in Marengo, an ...
Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am

Harvard begins considering property tax levy increase

HARVARD – How much, if any, should the city raise its property tax levy is a question the City Council is considering. The council this week ...
Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:13 am

Mercy Health System merging with Rockford Health System, plans to keep McHenry County facilities

HARVARD – Mercy Health System, which operates a 65-bed hospital in Harvard and health care facilities in Woodstock, plans to merge with Rock ...
Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:12 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

USPS to deliver packages on Sundays in Spring Grove

SPRING GROVE – Online shopping on sites such as Amazon has led to the U.S. Postal Service delivering packages to a growing number of towns – ...
Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:16 am

Firehouse Depot coffee shop opens in Harvard

Firehouse Depot, a new barista coffee shop at 107 Front St. in Harvard, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Harvard Chamber o ...
Oct. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am

Harvard Savings Bank possibly subject to fraud over loans

HARVARD – Harvard Illinois Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Harvard Savings Bank, informed investors Wednesday of the potential for loss ...
Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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